Bimota DB1SR

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Make ModelBimota DB1SR
Year: 1987 (production 153)
Engine: Air cooled, four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, SOHC, desmodromic 2 valves per cylinder (Ducati 750 Pantah)
Capacity: 748
Bore x Stroke: 88 x 61.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.4:1
Induction: 2x 41mm Dell’Orto carbs
Ignition / Starting: – / electric
Max Power: 80 hp 59 KW @ 9200 rpm
Transmission / Drive: 5 Speed / chain
Frame: Load bearing space Frame: structure made of chrome-molybdenum steel
Front Suspension: 41.7mm Telescopic M.1.R Marzocchi with 4-way rebound damping
Rear Suspension: Rising rate linkage with Marzocchi shocks with adjustable preload 11 position compression damping
Front Brakes: 2x 280mm discs 1 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 260mm disc
Front Tire: : 130/80 V16
Rear Tire: : 160/80 V18
Dry-Weight: 160 kg
Fuel Capacity: 22 Litres

A better Bimota: DB1SR. By Bruno de Prato, July 1987.In 1986 when bimota Engine: ers mated one of their chassis to a Ducati Engine: , they created a motorcycle, which became their best selling bike and boosted the companies’ reputation by more than any of its previous machines. The DB1 changed Bimota from a small volume specialty house into a recognised manufacturer of prestigious, quality designed motorcycles.It all happened during Bimota’s darkest hour, with former partners Massimo Tamburini and Guiseppe Morri fighting over the companies’ fate in a Rimini court, and Bimota running out of financial breath. You’re looking at the happy epilogue. Outwardly nearly identical to the standard DB1,

The DB1SR incorporates tuning changes that make it the motorcycle Bimota would have loved to have built first, the true Bimota, unfettered by bureaucratic compromise. Business sense prevailed against producing the SR – until now.To survive financially, Bimota needed to sell DB1’s in the world market, and strict homologation in Switzerland, Holland and the United States – particularly noise laws – dictated the 750 cc Pantah F1 Engine: in the DB1 wear restrictive air cleaners and a civilized two into one exhaust. Historically, Ducati Engine: s make their best power when they breathe freely, and the more muffler and airbox volume, the better. Yet Bimota’s DB1’s natural density meant that the airbox and mufflers had to shrink.The Rimini’s companies’ reputation is founded upon elegant, nimble machines, but nobody wants a stone. (Our test unit cantered through the quarter mile in 12.61 seconds at 104 mph, May 1986).

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